It’s been 11 years since Alkaline Trio released their first full-length
album, Goddamnit. In that time, they’ve toured the world, sold
over a million records, and expanded their sound radically beyond
their original straight-ahead punk style. Now with This Addiction, their seventh album and first for
Epitaph, the Chicago rockers are heading back to their roots. “This
record is a rock record but our punk rock upbringing definitely
shines through, more so than our last few records,” says
singer/guitarist Matt Skiba. “The vibe is similar to our humble
beginnings. It’s a step forward but I also think it has glimmers of
our past in it.” To recapture the sound of the early days, the band
took a less-is-more approach on this record, keeping the keyboard
to a minimum and sticking to the guitar-driven slash and burn that
has made them a household name.
Deluxe edition includes 6 bonus tracks and the band live at The House Of Blues on DVD.